What Is A HIPAA Authorization, And How Does It Work? By E. Christopher Caravette March 24, 2017 In our lifetimes, most of us will face a serious illness or debilitating condition. Most of us also wish our loved ones to be kept well informed about our condition and illness. But unless one has completed and.. read more →

by E. Christopher Caravette The new “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” prohibits the act of sending and reading texts, emails, and instant messages while operating a vehicle in the State of Florida.  A violation has been designated a secondary offense.  The first infraction imposes a fine of $30 and is categorized as non-moving.  A second.. read more →

by E. Christopher Caravette What is a “Power of Attorney” in the first place? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives another individual the authority to act on your behalf when you do not or cannot act. You are the “principal” and the person you appoint is the “agent”. There are generally.. read more →

01 Jun 2000
June 1, 2000

Bankruptcy May Not Be Best Option

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by Justin Hayford AIDS Legal Council of Chicago The bills have been piling up for years — hospital stays, lab tests, credit cards — even that stupid gym membership you can’t use anymore. When your health took a turn for the worse two years ago, you had to quit work, and now you’re living off.. read more →

01 Jun 2000
June 1, 2000

Trademarks Fight Time

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by Rathe Miller When Donald Gaffney sued Wal-Mart for trademark violation in 1996, he never pictured himself at the Supreme Court. But when Wal-Mart lost two lower-court rulings for what a judge called “willful piracy,” the giant retailer appealed all the way to the top. Gaffney began hoping that his little case might make a.. read more →

by Justin Hayford AIDS Legal Council of Chicago You’ve been out sick for two weeks, so your boss calls your doctor to find out what’s wrong with you. “It’s pneumonia,” your doctor explains. “People with HIV are particularly susceptible to it.” After three years of mustering your courage, you finally find the words to tell.. read more →